Pauline Helen Feisst

July 28, 1930 - November 16, 2023


Obituary For Pauline Helen Feisst

MIDDLETON – Pauline Helen Feisst, age 93, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg, WI. Pauline was born on July 28, 1930 in Madison, WI to parents Louis and Esther (Therkelsen) Haack. She attended Madison Central High School. Pauline married Gerald J. “Jerry” Feisst on February 26, 1949 at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Pauline will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed the simple pleasures in life and was incredibly proud of her family. Throughout her life, she always loved an adventure on a motorcycle. As a child, she enjoyed riding in the motorcycle side car, and for fun, on the frozen lake ice in the winter. She also enjoyed fishing, rummaging at garage sales, collecting angels, reading, and baking, especially cookies. Above all, she cherished spending time with her family.

Pauline is survived by her children, Debra Botham, Daniel (James Bonneau) Feisst, and Ted (Denise) Feisst; grandchildren, Jeremy (Lucy) Miller, Timothy (Julie) Botham, Jason (Michele) Miller, Michael (Jessica) Botham, Adam Feisst (Duy Do), and Nicholas Feisst; great grandchildren, Anthony (Taz Krueger) Keichinger, Cassidy Gagner, Skyler Botham, Connor Botham, Mackenzie Botham, Cullen Botham, Adalyn Miller, Molly Botham, and Remington. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other loving family, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Jerilyn Derr; infant daughters; Constance Lee Feisst, Theresa Lee Feisst and Constance Pauline Feisst; son-in-law, Thomas Botham; and siblings, Melvin (Amy) Haack, Gordon (Helen) Haack, Norman (Barbara) Haack, Elaine (Archie) Mani, and James Haack.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. NOON on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2450 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of the Mass on Tuesday at the church. Interment is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

A special thanks to the staff at Heritage Senior Living in Middleton for their exceptional care and support and thank you to Agrace Hospice for their compassionate care. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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21 Nov

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Resurrection Cemetery 2705 Regent St Madison, Wi 53705 Get Directions »
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  • November 26, 2023

    I am so sorry to hear of Pauline's passing. I just saw her obituary. She was my mother's favorite cousin. I would always see her at garage sales. Hugs & prayers Wendy Starr Cole

  • November 22, 2023

    We send prayers to all who will miss Pauline, especially the Jason and Michele Miller Family. Instead of flowers we send a donation to Heritage Senior living in her name. The Borchardt Family

  • November 20, 2023

    Some of my best Wisconsin memories involve enjoying aunt Pauline's famous homemade cookies. I also loved that when she came to California she always wanted to go to Disneyland. Simply the best, we will miss her so.

  • November 20, 2023

    RIP Mrs Feisst! Sincere condolences to Debbie, Dan, Ted and all loved ones. Godspeed! Randy Smith family

  • November 20, 2023

    The world lost a little light when Pauline left, but the stars are shining brighter than ever before. Through my friendship with her daughter, Jeri, I came to know Pauline and Jerry. They always treated me like a part of their loving family. My heart is with the family during this most difficult time.

  • November 20, 2023

    Love you mom. May you rest in peace with Dad, Jeri & all other family & friends that went before you. I will miss you so much,❤️❤️

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